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DOUGLAS (WNE) — After a shortened trial and quick deliberation, a Converse County jury last Thursday found Leon V. Freer guilty of 21 of the 27 felonies he was charged with relating to sexual assault of a minor and creation of child pornography.  Freer remains in jail awaiting sentencing after...
As state water developers search for more than a half billion dollars for dam and reservoir projects, undertakings that have traditionally advanced with little resistance, they’ve run into a new buzz saw of uncertainty powered by rising costs, shaky construction estimates, a fickle bidding...
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Casper Region will host a series of public open houses in various communities, including Newcastle, to present and discuss the proposed 2022 hunting seasons. The agency will also host a final public meeting at a later date.  According to a press release dated...
(307) 746-9334   Berried Delights officially started business in the fall of 1998, however, owner Elizabeth “Liz” Townsend has been enjoying “jamming” since her oldest daughter Natasha was 6 months old. What started out as a way to preserve an abundance of concord grapes has grown into a business...
DOUGLAS — A deep sigh escaped from the old rancher standing at a gas pump. He looked up, locking eyes with the man pumping his own gas across from him.  The rancher sighed again, then said dejectedly, “I heard the gas prices were going to go down, but they’re not. They’re getting higher every week...

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Jaylen Ostenson took the ball hard to the rack several times in the Lady Dogies’ dominating win over the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs. Five buckets under the basket and hitting seven of 10 free-throws in the contest gave her 17 points on the night.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The David and Goliath epic battle comes to mind when thinking about the Lady Dogies’ thrilling game in Douglas Friday. The No. 1-ranked Douglas Lady Bearcats hadn’t been defeated by a 3A team in the state since the championship of the 3A state tournament in 2017, but...

The Ambursen-style design LaPrele dam consists of a series of concrete walls — or “fins” — to support an angled, flat slab on the reservoir side.  The design is prone to catastrophic failure, according to engineers.  (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile.)

Gov. seeks fed funds to fix ailing dam, wrangles with water developers   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Gov. Mark Gordon has asked for federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law money to fix the dangerous LaPrele Dam as he wrangles with state water developers over priorities for hundreds of...
GOP picks 3 for superintendent of public instruction By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The Wyoming Republican State Central Committee selected three candidates Saturday to fill the state superintendent spot left vacant by Jillian Balow’s resignation earlier...
Twelve apply for superintendent’s office CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Republican Party accepted applications from those who wish to be considered to fill the vacancy left by former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow.  The deadline to submit application materials expired at noon...
Cheyenne, Douglas hospitals sued over vaccination policy   By Matt Adelman Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — A group of hospital employees in Douglas and Cheyenne filed a lawsuit Dec. 22 against their respective employers in federal court seeking to halt policies related to Covid...

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